Irene is a contemporary visual artist, painting familiar shapes coupled with an abstract approach. She finds inspiration in the natural beauty, colours and patterns found in the environment
Her intention is to create works that evoke memories of places and time or just create an uplifting feeling. She invites the viewer to linger longer, look closer and discover other images within the intricate details.
Most paintings are on stretched canvas, using a variety of medium including acrylic, oil, pencil, crayon, pens, alcohol, touches of reflective media (including gold and silver leaf). Irene often uses high gloss resin on selected areas, creating strong contrast with the matt background.
Irene studied Art and Design and qualified as an Industrial designer and PADI Divemaster. Her professional career includes working for Ford Motor co., as an Automotive designer and clay modeller.
Irene returned to Victoria in 2014 after living in Tropical North Queensland for twenty-seven years and currently works from her studio in Heathcote, Central Victoria.
Irene is an award-winning artist with works held in many private collections around the world.